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Prof.M Chandrasekhar

Visakhapatnam is the crucible of intellect, innovation and industry, entrepreneurship, and enterprise. That the city is base to several large, medium, and small companies (public and private) in the core sector, energy, financial services, infrastructure, IT, pharma etc. exemplifies this fact.

For these city-based organizations to continue to succeed in competition and excel in delivering value to their stakeholders through their products and/or services, it's important that their human resources are up to date with new knowledge and skill sets to address challenges in the current business context.

The PGPEx (Post Graduate Program for Experienced-Professionals) of IIM Visakhapatnam (an Institution of National Importance under the IIM Act 2017) addresses precisely this felt-need. The curated Program contributes to the development of professional managers, entrepreneurs, and stewards of existing and emerging enterprises in the private, public, and social sectors by providing them with management education of global quality. The content-rich curriculum and learner-centric pedagogy help the Program-participants successfully build on their system skills, soft skills and social skills.

With classes scheduled conveniently in the evenings and over weekends, the Program, offers an ideal 'learn while you earn' opportunity to professionals based in and around Visakhapatnam.

“Welcome Aboard” is our call to all the aspirants with ambition to lead as game-changers and change-makers in their organizations!

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Prof. Saroj Kumar Pani
Chairperson, PGPEx

Dear Students,

Welcome to the two-year Post Graduate Programme for Experienced Professionals (PGP-Ex), leading to the award of Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at the Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam (IIMV). The PGP-Ex programme offers a holistic and transformative learning experience that will enable you to deal with various challenges you may encounter in your journey towards self-development and professional excellence.

The PGP-Ex curriculum is specifically designed for experienced individuals who look forward to leadership roles. The curriculum is a mix of core courses that will expose you to basic concepts in various functional areas of management and elective courses to develop advanced skills and expertise in specialized areas of your interest.

IIM Visakhapatnam currently has more than thirty faculty members who steer all the academic activities of the Institute. I urge you to take full benefit of their experience and specialization, which spans over ten broad areas. Apart from them, many industry-leading specialists offer courses in the PGP-Ex programme as visiting faculty members. The Institute is currently housed in the vibrant campus of Andhra University. IIMV offers its students access to excellent infrastructure, including state-of-the-art classrooms, meeting rooms, in-campus Wi-Fi, and library to name a few. For details about the program, its requirements, and other relevant information, please go through the PGP-Ex handbook thoroughly.

I am sure this programme will be exciting and enriching for you as well as be immensely helpful to further your career. I welcome you again and wish you the best as you commence your academic journey at IIM Visakhapatnam.